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or mâche

[mahsh] /mɑʃ/
Origin of mache
1820-30; < French mâche, perhaps by apheresis (or by association with mâcher to chew) from dial. pomache, with same sense, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *pōmasca, derivative of Latin pōmum fruit Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When the mache is dry, give the exposed portion of it one or two coats of paint of the proper color.

  • After placing the wires and bulbs and testing, the grooves are filled with "mache" or putty colored to match the other surface.

  • Hee may also mache in a better howse then his; and so that feare is not worth the fearinge.

    Great Ralegh Hugh De Selincourt

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